End of Year Rap
Purpose: fun to end year
Distance: 13.00 km
Time: 73' 56"
Rate: 5' 41" per km
Weather: sunny, warm, temp 29 degrees, humidity 30%, wind NW 20 kmph
Week: 13.00 km, Dec: 484.15 km, Year: 4612.3 km
Being an ex banker, there will always be figures, a few facts to help understand the figures.
However, these days I'm not that committed to rounding out figures to look good once they hit print.
This year has turned out to be the 2nd highest number of kms I have ran in a year after 2008 when I clocked just over 4800 kms. That was back in my golden years of Six Foot Track, Maroondah Dam & a couple of good runs at Glasshouse Mountains.
Back then, total kms were important, but more important were how they were done, quality vs quantity. The GH 80 km & GH 160 km were done that year, both long, technical events with night running.
These days, I think my long trail days are over, but I do miss it, especially the other runners with the same passion for the bush, fire trails & tracks, up and down hills in the dark, following ribbons hanging off trees & arrows on the ground.
Moving on and getting older, the desire is still there, the ability to complete the mission is fading, but it gets done, just a little slower.
This year has been a base building & learning year for 2013. A big project has had a long lead in, it had to, and the plan revolved about working backwards, not forwards.
Only two major events this year, Coburg 24 hour in April & Caboolture 48 hour in July. A report on the journey to the 48 hour was written & published in the ACTVAC magazine, Vetrunner.
Both really only produced moderate success, 157 kms at Coburg & 215 kms at Caboolture. However, the amount of knowledge gained was far more valuable.
Figures for this year are as follows:
Total kms: 4612.3 km
Run days: 281/366
Kms per run day: 16.4
Kms per year day: 12.6 km
Kms per week: 88.2 km
Kms per month: 384.35 km
Over the past 15 years:
Total kms: 57465.1 km
Run days: 3504
Kms per run day: 16.4 km
Kms per year days: 10.49 km
Kms per week: 73.2 km
Kms per month: 319.25 km
Kms per year: 3831 km
Some figures are very similar this year to the long term average. I still run about 16.4 kms on average every time I head out the door. That's not too bad as I do many kms just easy, normally running home at lunch time. A few sessions at the oval would be less kms than daily average, but many Saturdays would be many times over the average.
I have been injury free all year, just needing to taper & recover properly around the two major events.